ARLINGTON PARK NOTES
|Arlington Park news release
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ARLINGTON TOPS NATION IN FATHER'S DAY ATTENDANCE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 15, 2003) -- For the third straight year, Arlington Park had the highest attendance, 26,101, at any racetrack in the country on Father's Day. Monmouth Park in New Jersey was second with 22,368.
"It is gratifying to see Father's Day at Arlington Park become an annual tradition," said Arlington Park President Cliff Goodrich. "It has turned into one of our biggest days of the year and clearly demonstrates that Arlington Park is one of the best places for families to spend a holiday together."
On-track handle on the nine-race card was $1,132,782 while $3,566,524 was wagered on Arlington's live races from all sources.
Arlington Park opened its 104-day 2003 meet on Friday, May 9 and will race through Saturday, Sept. 27. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates seven off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan and Longshots Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. For further information on Arlington Park, visit www.arlingtonpark.com.
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